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Red Bulborb

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Oculus kageyamii russus
Family Grub-dog
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 10
P2 Poko value Poko × 7
P3 Poko Value P3 Poko icon.png P3 Spirit icon.png × 50
Attacks Eats pikmin
Taxonomy
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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cannicus
Class Vegeterii
Family Grub-dog
Genus Oculus
Species Kageyamii
Subspecies Russus

Red Bulborbs are nocturnal creatures that sleep out in the open, exposing themselves to Pikmin attacks. Red Bulborbs are generally surprisingly apathetic creatures and won't arise from their sleep even if one of their own is under attack. That being said, however, some Dwarf Red Bulborbs may let out a screech when agitated, awaking any nearby bulborbs. If their eyestalks are attacked, they will panic and break off whatever they are doing to shake away their assailants.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"This large organism has the familiar mandibles and cranial morphology of the grub-dog family, as well as the characteristic bulging eyes. As with most grub-dogs, the creature's cranium comprises half of its total length and girth. Showing a scarlet abdomen with white spots, this creature is primarily nocturnal, choosing to prey upon smaller creatures returning to their nests. Originally classified as the spotty bulborb, further research has reclassified this species as the red bulborb. Subspecies of varied colors have recently been discovered, but academics are divided into two rival camps over how to handle their classification."

Louie's notes

"Plump specimens are best spit-roasted whole, stuffed with a lime and a slab of bacon. Baste frequently to ensure a magnificently moist haunch."

Alph's comments

"Structural flaws: eyestalks, back / Weight: 10 / Only a very confident designer would waive through issues like bright-red warning coloration and a tendency to sleep in broad daylight. There's no way a frontal assault on this thing will work, so we have to get creative. I'm thinking we should hit its back hard while it sleeps, or maybe target those thin-looking eyestalks."

Brittany's comments

"The white polka dots on red is quite a look. Something about it is familiar, but where— Ah. Right. It reminds me of the captain. Not the polka dots—I mean the way it snores as it naps in the sun."

Charlie's comments

"This red bruiser gobbles up Pikmin like candy. The standard approach is to attack from behind while it's still asleep. That may seem callous, but it would do the same to you if it could. Stow those feelings and strike!"

In fanon games

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In One Pikmin

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Red Bulborb
HP 15
Attack 3
Defence 0
EXP 4
Seed Dollars 3

In One Pikmin, Red Bulborbs appear as regular enemies in Forest of Hope, Road of Bulborbs, and Gestahlborb City.

In Pikimon

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Red Bulborb
Type(s) Pikimon Normal.png
Family Grub-dog
Areas
Locations Grass, dark grass
Ability Tangled Feet

Move list

  • Start - Headbutt
  • Lv. 7 - Dash
  • Lv. 10 - Scary Face
  • Lv. 15 - Bite
  • Lv. 20 - Slam
  • Lv. 25 - Yawn
  • Lv. 30 - Crunch
  • Lv. 50 - Earthquake
  • HM01 - Strength

Evolutions

  • Fire Stone -> Fiery Bulblax
  • Lv. 50 Male -> Emperor Bulblax
  • Lv. 50 Female -> Empress Bulblax

Pre-evolutions

  • Bulblorb Larva -> Lv. 25

In Pikmin 4 (Wii U)

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Vast Plains, Silver Lake, Paradise Forest, Bulbous Tarpits, Thirsty Desert, Pikpik Canyon, Sandy Beach, Iron Mines, Volcanic Island, Altitude Valley
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb appears in every area in Pikmin 4 (Wii U).

In Pikmin 4: The World to Free

Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Oculus kageyamii russus
Family Grub-dog
Areas Forest of Beginnings, Blooming Oak, Secret Factory
Challenge Mode levels Cove of the Bulborbs
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 15
Poko value Poko × 30
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb appears in Pikmin 4: The World to Free. In addition to appearing in many areas and one Challenge Mode level, Red Bulborbs are found in Rocky Warfield, a War Mode stage.

Notes

Tike's notes

"After I got here, I discovered I landed on PNF-404, so yeah, this has been an already explored sign. I started to get messages from a friend of mine from Hocotate, saying that his grandfather told him stories of every creature here, some I can't name. One of those creatures was the so-called man-eating red bulborb. He said that red bulborbs are quite common, and they eat Pikmin as well. Well, I believe him, because when I visited the planet, there were red bulborbs. However, I don't know why they are considered scary. Plus, when I came to the planet, they are not too common either. In fact, after I explored three chunks of land in this world, I only mainly found sheargrubs and shearwigs. What happened to the bulborb craze? Perhaps sheargrubs dominated the world."

Alice's notes

"Well, I know some act differently, at different times of the day. But never before I have seen such a mood swing like this before. Meet the red bulborb, the lazy, carefree creature: all gentle and sweet in the morning and vicious and mean at night. I'm serious, this is how they are. Maybe while one is sleeping, I will administer a stress-relieving pill. Maybe it won't be grumpy after its nocturnal nap this time."

Captain Pikmin's notes

"Well, we have known red bulborbs for a long time, so they are like our long-time rival. Attack their back, when they're sleeping, and that should leave a mark on them. When they wake up, avoid their jaws of doom. It should keep Pikmin away from being their nice bedtime snack."

In Pikmin Adventure

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Sunny Hill, Bulborb's Garden, Shroomy Pastures
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb appears in Pikmin Adventure. They appear in Sunny Hill, Bulborb's Garden, and Shroomy Pastures.

In Pikmin Eco

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Oculus kageyamii russus
Family Grub-dog
Areas Cloven Gardens, Shimmering Seaside, Crumble Quarry
Caves Bulbear Cave, Bone Cove, Cautious Cavern, Bulblax Treetop, Rooster's Nest, Explorer's Exit
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 19
Poko value Poko × 7
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb reappears in Pikmin Eco as a fairly common large enemy, and behave similarly to their Pikmin 3 counterpart. While appearing in many areas throughout the game, they're absent in Bounty Canopy, with the exception of sublevels three and four of the cave that is Bulblax Treetop. Other than that, they appear in sublevels one and two of Bulbear Cave, sublevel one of Bone Cove, sublevels one, two, three, and five of Cautious Cavern, sublevel one of Rooster's Nest, and sublevels one, three, five, seven, and nine of Explorer's Exit.

In Pikmin Forever

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs appear in Pikmin Forever.

In Pikmin V

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Oculus russus
Family Grub-dog
Areas Savannah Wilds, Gravel Desert, Rusted Ravine
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 12
Health 400
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb returns in Pikmin V nearly identical to its incarnation in Pikmin 3, although it returns to having the word "red" in its name. The one change is that the trick of hitting the bulborb's eyes to distract it and make it spit out Pikmin will only work once; after that, it will close its eyes if there are Pikmin near and use its sense of smell. This prevents easy defeats of the bulborb by stun-locking it into its flinching animation.

Notes

Brittany's notes

"Easily the trademark species of the grub-dog family, and maybe of the entire planet. The red bulborb gets its name from its spotty red behind, though it has had several name changes over time depending on the frequency of other bulborb species. Its front half consists entirely of its face, with bulging eyes and a huge mouth that allow it to find and catch prey while hunting at night."

Olimar's notes

"If it is still asleep, its backside is a good place to rush it and deal lots of damage. Hitting it in the eye will cause it to recoil and drop any Pikmin it is eating, although it only works once."

Louie's notes

"Koppai now has a Pikmin Day in celebration of it being saved by the Pikmin, and they want me to come as a special guest to prepare bulborb meats for a feast! A whole planet that loves food... I should move there."

In Pikmin: The Advanced Times

Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Forest of Hope, Cloud of Olimar
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb appears in Pikmin: The Advanced Times. It is encountered in the Forest of Hope and the Cloud of Olimar.

In Pikmin: The After Years

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Frozen Plains, Voluptuous Valley
Caves Bulborb Realm, Carnivorous Cave, Perilous Pit, Treetop Fort
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb appears in Pikmin: The After Years. They are encountered in Frozen Plains, Voluptuous Valley, Bulborb Realm, Carnivorous Cave, Perilous Pit, and Treetop Fort.

In Pikmin: Back in Action

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Flat Plain
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs are encountered in Pikmin: Back in Action, and can be found in The Flat Plain.

In Pikmin: The Bulblaxian War

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Oculus kageyamii russus
Family Grub-dog
Areas Base Camp, Valley of Regret
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 10
Poko value Poko × 15
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs appear as fairly common enemies in Pikmin: The Bulblaxian War. They have the same appearance and behavior as in other games. They make appearances at Base Camp and the Valley of Regret.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"This creature was once classified as the spotty bulborb, but other spotted ones were found. The only grub-dog that can be classified as "spotty" is the spotty bulbear. But chances are that won't be the case for much longer."

Ship's notes

"I feel like this creature is really disgusting. I mean like, just look at its eyes. What has eyes like that? It also has a horrible odor, and so what if I can't smell? However, it does have a nice red color."

In Pikmin: Bulborb

In Pikmin: Bulborb, a Red Bulborb is the player character, and it eats Pikmin to gain points. The bulborb, in particular, is the one located by the Eternal Fuel Dynamo in the Forest of Hope.

In Pikmin: Dimensional Breach

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs appear in Pikmin: Dimensional Breach.

Notes

Charlie's notes

"Attack it from behind to gain the advantage! Its eyeballs are a weak point!"

Derrick's notes

"The creature’s stomach acids are a potent catalyst for decomposition reactions, capable of breaking down objects to their base compounds and decaying those compounds to water and other simple molecules. I should hunt down as many of these as I can!"

In Pikmin: Distant Planet

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Impact Island, Cloaking Field, Lost Paradise
Caves Petrified Temple, Rustic Sanctuary
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs appear in Pikmin: Distant Planet, and are found in a selection of locations. Such locations are Cloaking Field, past the puddle behind the electric fence, Impact Island, on the western beach, and Lost Paradise. Red Bulborbs are also found in the caves Petrified Temple and Rustic Sanctuary.

In Pikmin: Epic Pikvolution

Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Impact Fields
Caves Tiny Cavern, Humid Ditch
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs appear in Pikmin: Epic Pikvolution, and can be found in Impact Fields, sublevel one of Tiny Cavern, and sublevel one of Humid Ditch.

In Pikmin: The Escape

Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Fond Forest, Crystal Crevice, Shiver Swamp, Ongoing Ocean, Vicious Volcano
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb appears in Pikmin: The Escape, and can be found in Fond Forest, Crystal Crevice, Shiver Swamp, Ongoing Ocean, and Vicious Volcano.

In Pikmin: Evolution Unleashed

Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Reunion Forest, Time Temple
Caves Newcomer Cavern, Ivy Interior, Grassy Gulch, Rewind Ravine, Time Tavern
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin: Evolution Unleashed, the Red Bulborb is violent, as it will attempt to chase down Pikmin at a farther distance and is able to eat more Pikmin. Up to thirty-five Pikmin can be eaten. They can be found in Reunion Forest, by the tree interlude and pond, Time Temple, by the bulborb statues, sublevel two of Newcomer Cavern, sublevels two and four of Ivy Interior, sublevels one, three, and six of Grassy Gulch, sublevels one and three of Rewind Ravine, and sublevel one of Time Tavern.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"This species of grub-dog is the most common of its kind and has gotten more vicious over the years. Once it's fixed on something, it won't give it up so easily."

Louie's notes

"Cook with your favorite steak, meatloaf or stir fry substitute or spread with Salisbury sauce and fried beans to have a delicious four-course meal."

In Pikmin: The First Colony

Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Bulborb Nests
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs, in Pikmin: The First Colony, are found in Bulborb Nests.

In Pikmin: The Huge Debt

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb appears in Pikmin: The Huge Debt.

Notes

President's notes

"This creature is not worth anything, except to be sold as a very large pet or as food..."

Sagittarius's notes

"A nice house pet, but requires a large sleeping mat and plenty of meat. Petting is not advised, as they may wake up believing they are being attacked by Pikmin. Owners must be the kind that can fall asleep even when someone is snoring, as this snores loud enough to scare nearby animals. Voracious appetite can be used to your advantage to create a fearsome burglar alarm. The burglars may not make it out intact, though."

Libra's notes

"If tanned like leather, this creature makes an excellent shoe or purse material, and is completely Pikmin-proof!"

Violet's notes

"This creature is so strong, so majestic... but Louie is so strong he could easily beat it any day!"

In Pikmin: Mysterious Raiders

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Caves Emergence Hole
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin: Mysterious Raiders, Red Bulborbs appear in Emergence Hole.

In Pikmin: Redemption

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Ancient Forest, Dawn Lake
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs appear in Pikmin: Redemption, and can be encountered in Ancient Forest, as well as Dawn Lake, near the edge of the lake.

In Pikmin: Return

Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin: Return, the Red Bulborb returns along with its close cousins, the Sunset Bulborb and the Pale Bulborb, which, respectively, only appear in beach areas and in cave areas. The Red Bulborb is similar in appearance to the ones in Pikmin 3. If Pikmin are thrown at its eyes or Purple Pikmin are thrown on its back, it will flinch and release any Pikmin in its mouth. If it swallows a bomb rock, the bomb rock will explode and its body will expand quickly and slightly. Smoke will then escape out of its mouth and nostrils briefly. Red Bulborbs can wander the entire map if it is disturbed, and if leaders or Pikmin get out of range, it will follow the shortest path back to its sleeping spot, and they have a walking path much like the Pikmin's carrying path, except it will not jump onto lily pads or use geysers, and will go through water and try to go around obstacles like fire and electricity. All bulborbs now respond to different hazards. Its minor variants are listed below:

  • Pale Bulborb: the same as normal Red Bulborbs but with a few graphical and behavioral differences, such as a slightly longer body, a paler face and duller red on its rear, and inability to go in deep bodies of water.
  • Sunset Bulborb: the same as normal Red Bulborbs but with a few differences, such as a stouter body, tanner face, and spots, a more vibrant shade of red on its hide, and ability to roar and summon Dwarf Red Bulborbs to aid it in battle.

In Pikmin: The Return of the Puffmin

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs in Pikmin: The Return of the Puffmin are the same as they are in the canonical games, only they have better hearing, so they will be able to better hear when Dwarf Red Bulborbs are in danger.

In Pikmin: Return to the Distant Planet

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Oculus kageyamii russus
Family Grub-dog
Challenge Mode levels Tropical Tundra
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 12
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs, in Pikmin: Return to the Distant Planet, are found in most areas, sleeping out in the open as they are nocturnal. As the day goes on, however, they'll become easier to wake, until sunset, where they'll actively sniff the ground in search of prey. If encountered in a cave or another dark area, they'll wander around said cave and won't sleep. These creatures aren't usually found outside during winter and can be found sleeping in caves, only waking up to respond to danger.

Swarming the creature from behind is a fairly effective strategy, however, it will shake Pikmin off as it wakes, making it a bit harder to deal with if attacked with a smaller swarm of Pikmin. Another effective strategy is to throw Pikmin onto its face, as this deals more damage, and then throwing Pikmin onto its eyes should it manage to get any into its mouth, as this causes it to recoil and spit out any Pikmin in its mouth. In a pinch, feeding it a bomb rock will kill it immediately.

In Pikmin: Shadows of the Future

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Emerald Plains
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs appear in Pikmin: Shadows of the Future, and can be encountered in Emerald Plains.

In Pikmin: Sinister Incinerator

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Desert Oasis
Caves Behemoth's Lair, Dark Forest Cave, Fireside Temple, Predator's Realm, Quicksand Temple, Worlds Beyond
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb appears in Pikmin: Sinister Incinerator. Aboveground, they can be encountered in Desert Oasis, at the oasis itself. Underground, Red Bulborbs can be encountered in Behemoth's Lair, Dark Forest Cave, sublevel three of Fireside Temple, Predator's Realm, sublevel one of Quicksand Temple, and Worlds Beyond.

In Pikmin: Spider Attack

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Oculus kageyamii russus
Family Grub-dog
Areas Grassland Hill, Birch Forest, Rocky Gravel
Caves Water Mound, Cave Den
Challenge Mode levels Explorer's Dungeon
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 12
Poko value Poko × 7
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb appears in Pikmin: Spider Attack. They can be encountered in Grassland Hill, Birch Forest, Rocky Gravel, Water Mound, and Cave Den. They also appear in Explorer's Dungeon.

In Pikmin: The Story Untold

Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb is one of the most common creatures in Pikmin: The Story Untold, being seen in every area except for The Singeing Heatlands and Crimson Falls. It appears in every cave except for House of Spiders, Mandiblard Realm, Snagret Birdhouse, Gambler's Paradise, Bio-mechanical Factory, Sandy Citadel, Middle School Restroom, Bermuda Volcano, Spirit Garden, and Maze of the Shadow.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"This creature is the most common bulborb and also the second encountered creature on PNF-404, the first being the Pikmin. This creature's white on crimson coloration is very well-known and that it sleeps all day as it's a nocturnal creature. Everyone knows that this has one of the most subspecies on the planet. It eats by chomping down on prey, as most grub-dogs do. It's also very known that in creatures' eyestalks are very sensitive and if you hit them they'll get stunned, and that its back is its weakpoint."

Louie's notes

"A pig-in-a-blanket made from red bulborbs is a very delicious meal, with slabs of bacon and the creaminess of the bulborb's flesh."

In Pikmin: Theme Park

Red Bulborb Adult The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb Adult is the second most common enemy in Pikmin: Theme Park and is the miniboss of the Landing Site. They are found everywhere except a number of caves, including the first cave in the game. They are usually found in Park Square, near their offspring.

In Pikmin: Treacherous Treasures

Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Oculus kageyamii russus
Family Grub-dog
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 12
Poko value Poko × 10
Health 1000
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs appear in Pikmin: Treacherous Treasures. These creatures are usually found sleeping out in the open. Attacking them from behind is safer than attacking them head-on, as they can devour Pikmin in a short amount of time when given the opportunity. The Red Bulborb will be found asleep during the day, and will not attack until it is touched. Sneaking up behind it and swarming Pikmin on its abdomen is the most effective strategy. If it happens to awaken, simply throw Pikmin on its back and face to inflict damage while dodging its bites towards the Pikmin. Its eyes serve as a weak point, and if it is being fought awake, attacking its eyes will stun it, and make it release any Pikmin in its mouth, and proceed to fling all Pikmin on it off. If a bomb rock explodes near it, the explosion will startle it, making it jump up and look around for a bit. During this time the bulborb can see Pikmin and leaders from farther away than usual until it goes back to sleep.

In Pikmin: Wide World

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Family Grub-dog
Areas Balmy Highlands
Weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 10
Poko value Poko × 7
Sparklium worth Sparklium × 5
Battle point value P3 Spirit icon.png × 35
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb appears in Pikmin: Wide World as one of few grub-dogs that is exclusive to Balmy Highlands and its caves. It has a dwarf counterpart, and its matriarch is the Empress Red Bulblax. Red Bulbmin are the result of parasitic Pikmin taking over a Red Bulborb's body. The Red Bulbot, encountered only in Ancient Metalworks, is its mechanical counterpart. Red Bulborbs can be found sleeping on dry land, either alone or in groups, sometimes accompanied by Dwarf Red Bulborbs. They will awaken if they are touched, harmed, or hear a sound loud enough to rouse them from their sleep. While awake, a Red Bulborb will chase down any leaders and Pikmin in its territory. Should they leave, a Red Bulborb will seek a spot near its original resting position and return to its slumber there.

Red Bulborbs are the most recognizable of their kind. They have the size and shape of most other bulborbs, and they have light skin, a red backside with white spots, and blue eyes with white sclerae. It has a pair of white fangs, and each of its four claws is also white.

Attacking and defeating a Red Bulborb is nothing special, as they are the most basic of grub-dogs and have no outstanding behaviors or characteristics. Simply sneak up behind it while it is sleeping, and charge Pikmin at its backside. Rapidly throwing Pikmin onto it will also work, however. As with most grub-dogs, Pikmin can be thrown at the eyes of a Red Bulborb to inflict minor damage, make it flinch, and cause it to release any Pikmin currently in its mouth. Any leaders they bite down on will be chewed up, and then spat out alongside any Pikmin in its mouth at the time. Upon death, a Red Bulborb will yield Sparklium × 5. Aboveground, its body can be carried to either the Dolphin Lander to gain Poko × 7 or the Master Onion to gain ten Pikmin seeds. Underground, its corpse can be taken to the Lander Pod to either receive Poko × 7 or be stored for later to gain ten Pikmin seeds of choice from the Master Onion, but only if the cave is exited using an escape geyser.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"This species of bulborb is characterized by its crimson backside. It hasn't yet developed any new behavioral characteristics that are unique from others of its kind, rendering it as the most basic of bulborbs. It was once known as the spotty bulborb, but the discovery of several new species has caused its name to be changed. Like many bulborbs, the red bulborb is a nocturnal predator that sleeps during the day and feasts on creatures returning to their nests at sundown."

Shacho's notes

"The sleep schedule these creatures have would be perfect for keeping late-night intruders off of Hocotate Freight grounds. Better yet, there would be no sign of where those intruders would have disappeared to! ...I just realized how morbid that sounded, but it's the truth!"

Marie's notes

"Adopting a red bulborb would be my biggest recommendation for a first-time pet owner, or an owner who is looking to adopt their first grub-dog. They are easy to care for, but, as they are nocturnal, can get into trouble during the night. As for red bulborbs that are kept mostly outside... let's just say they're best either chained up or fenced in, so they don't go terrorizing the neighborhood."

Louie's notes

"For an excellent meatloaf that's easy to make, place the meat, breadcrumbs, eggs, and spices into a bowl, and thoroughly combine the ingredients. Transfer from the bowl to a rectangular baking dish, and place into an oven and cook until done. Hearty and filling! Goes very well with ketchup or gravy."

Dolphin Lander's notes

"The red bulborb is a humble creature. They see no need to employ any sort of survival tactic other than what is absolutely necessary, and I admire that greatly."

In Pikmin: The Winds of Light

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Oculus kageyamii russus
Family Grub-dog
Areas Summoning Garden, Architect's Playground, Yellow Depths
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 10
Poko value Poko × 15
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs appear in Pikmin: The Winds of Light. They are found in the Summoning Garden, sublevels two and three of Architect's Playground, and sublevels two, five, eight, and nine of Yellow Depths. The Treasure Block is held by the Red Bulborb in sublevel two of Architect's Playground, and the Happiest Hatchling is held by the one on sublevel five of Yellow Depths. Two Red Bulborbs roam sublevel eight of Yellow Depths, and two are on the bridge of sublevel nine of the same cave.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"Odd enough, this creature seems to be one of the most common inhabitants of this planet, excluding the dwarf red bulborb. How it has grown to such a big population is unknown. Maybe it has no predators?"

In Pikmin: Wrath of Mr. B

Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Rousing Grove, Bath of Mystery, Land's End
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Red Bulborb appears in Pikmin: Wrath of Mr. B. They can be encountered in Rousing Grove, Bath of Mystery, and Land's End.

In Pikspore

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Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Cliffside Meadow, The Walkway
Caves Bulborb Den, Challenger's Cavern, Flowery Cavern, Shining Forest, Flashing Frenzy
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborbs appear in Pikspore. They can be found in Cliffside Meadow, and the The Walkway, at the Bonus Bash entrance. Underground, they can be encountered in Bulborb Den, Challenger's Cavern, Flowery Cavern, Shining Forest, and Flashing Frenzy.